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Dairy Goats: Sustainable Production



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By Linda Coffey, Margo Hale and Paul Williams

Published: August 2004

Updated: August 2004

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32 pages


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Introduction

This publication is intended for those interested in starting a commercial goat dairy. It discusses the five major considerations to be addressed in planning for dairy goat production: labor, sales and marketing, processing, regulations, and budgeting and economics. It includes production information specific to dairy goats, including choosing breeds and selecting stock. A resource list for further information about dairy goat production follows the end notes.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Getting Started
Labor
Marketing
Processing
Farm Profile: Split Creek Farm, South Carolina
Regulations
Budgeting
Production Notes
Selecting Stock
Farm Profile: Redwood Hill Farm, California
Feeding
Milking
Health
Conclusion
Farm Profile: Blufftop Farm, Arkansas
Resources
Reference

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